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NO Measurement in Diesel Spray Flame Using Laser Induced Fluorescence

NO, OH, and soot in combustion flame produced from burning at high temperature and pressure diesel fuel spray issuing from a single-hole injection nozzle was measured by laser induced fluorescence (LIF) and laser induced incandescence (LII) methods. The LIF images of OH showed that OH radical, distributed in a band-like zone outside the region of the flame luminescence observed, would persist even after the extinction of flame luminescence. The LIF images of NO showed that NO was located slightly outside the flame luminescence zone and that its region was almost the same as that of OH and would tended to increase in the latter period of the combustion process. Also, the LII images showed that the formation of soot would take place near the flame central zone coincident with the flame luminescence zone.